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Thandiwe Newton Reveals Why & How Her Name Was Changed In The First Place

Thandiwe Newton Reveals Why & How Her Name Was Changed In The First Place

Thandiwe Newton just recently opened up about taking back her birth name after it was changed without her consent on a film she was once a part of.

The 48-year-old Westworld actress explained to British Vogue that “it’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine” in her recent cover story.

Now, she’s revealing just how it happened in the first place.

Click inside to see what Thandiwe Newton shared about how her name was changed…

On Monday (April 5), Thandiwe shared the story of how her name got changed.

“The director of my first film asked to use my actual name for the character – because it was authentic and beautiful,” she wrote, while linking to another article on Twitter.

Thandiwe added that at first she “felt flattered and agreed.”

But then, “in the credits they used my ‘nickname’ to differentiate from the character name. They stole my name. And I’m taking it back.”

Here’s how you pronounce her name:

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